For Thomas, it provided him with an important outlet to cope with profound loss, even though that outlet may have come at a very high cost indeed.
Watch the video below to hear his thoughts on why he is at peace with the damage he likely exacerbated by staying active, even in the context of what happened after.
When I asked, Isaiah Thomas said he doesn’t regret playing through the torn labrum in Boston, despite all that came afterward. It was the only thing that helped numb the pain of grieving for his sister. pic.twitter.com/tRKWd5cyPh